Regional Trade Agreements versus Broader Global Trade Liberalization
In the globalizing economy of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, liberalized trade has been sought by way of regional trade agreements and broader global trade liberalization. The policy choice between these two approaches has created debates among economists and politicians concerning which is a better strategy for various countries, for the global economy as a whole, and whether the two approaches are complimentary or contradictory.
Begin by reviewing pages IV and V in the Module 9 lecture on developing an annotated bibliography through the structure of a research system.
Using the digital Library, the Web, and/or other sources of scholarly literature, begin your research into regional trade agreements versus global trade liberalization by locating professional and academic journals and select current research articles published within the last five years on the topic.
Create an annotated bibliography from your research with a minimum of eight well-written APA-formatted entries.
Then, using the resources from the bibliography, develop a two-page paper summarizing and contrasting the main arguments on both sides of the issue.
• Your essay should be at minimum two- pages in length, not including the title and reference pages.
• You must include at minimum eight credible bibliographic sources. Use the digital Library to find your resources.
• Your paper must follow APA style guidelines, as appropriate.
• You are strongly encouraged to submit all assignments to the Turnitin Originality Check.
Critical Thinking Writing Rubric
Requirements: Exceeds Expectation – Includes all of the required components, as specified in the assignment. (5 pints).
Content: Exceeds Expectation – Demonstrates substantial and extensive knowledge of the materials, with no errors or major omissions.(5 points)
Analysis: Exceeds Expectation – Provides strong thought, insight, and analysis of concepts and applications.. (5 points)
Sources: Exceeds Expectation – Sources go above and beyond required criteria, and are well chosen to provide effective substance and perspectives on the issue under examination. ( 5 point)
Mechanics and Writing: Demonstrates college-level proficiency in organization, grammar and style. Exceeds Expectation – Project is clearly organized, well written, and in proper format as outlined in the assignment. Strong sentence and paragraph structure; contains no errors in grammar, spelling, APA style, or APA citations and references. (5 point)